With its wealth of heritage, culture, traditions, events, sun and the Mediterranean touch in its vineyards and cuisine, Languedoc-Roussillon, with its five Departments… stands out as a beautiful holiday destination.
From the citadels of Aude to the large open spaces of Lozere, the green Cevennes Mountains of Gard to the peaks of Pyrenees-Orientales, through the sandy beaches of the Herault coastline, Languedoc-Roussillon offers an astonishing mosaic of lands and territories.
A mountain backdrop with the Mont Canigou, agricultural plains that lead gently to the sea, fine sandy beaches, rocky inlets, seaside or spa resorts…, Pyrenees-Orientales, close to Catalonia, can be proud of its varied landscapes. Then there is Perpignan, with its accent, gentle lifestyle and the Palace of the Kings of Majorca, testimony to the wealth of the Department’s historical past. The light here brought inspiration to many an artist. Fauvism in Collioure, Cubism in Céret, colours are omnipresent and red and gold are highly symbolic.
Next to Pyrenees-Orientales, Aude is a land that bears the marks of history. The castles of Cathar country, abbeys such as Fonfroide and the city of Carcassonne. Opening on to the sea with Narbonne, Gruissan, Leucate… the Department also has tremendous natural heritage that deserves to be explored. Beaches, lakes, sinkholes, caves and chasms such as that of Cabrespine are a real must.
The Herault Department, running alongside the sea, is both dynamic and rich in heritage, a sure recipe for success. Its beaches are huge and the landscape scattered with lagoons. Sete and its Mont Saint-Clair, Montpellier, a futuristic town with a historic centre, Bouzigues and its oyster farming are just one side of Herault. Further north, the hinterland holds many a treasure: the Pic st Loup, Cirque de Navacelles, the Grotte des Demoiselles, medieval villages, the Cathar city of Minerve.
The neighbouring Gard Department, ranging from the Cevennes mountains to the coast, is very visibly rich in history. Nimes with its Roman monuments, Aigues-Mortes and its battlements and the Pont du Gard have all withstood the test of time. Gard also means wild nature: Cevennes, Mont Aigoual, Ceze valley and, further south, near the salt pans and lagoons, in Camargue, the seaside resort, Grau du Roi, takes the Department as far as the sea.
Just next to the Cevennes, Lozere is the champion of outdoor tourism. Mont Lozere, Gorges du Tarn, Grand Causse, Aubrac, Margeride...in Lozere, the countryside is bursting with character and the wildlife, including wolves, bison, vultures, is certainly part of the attraction. At the place where the roads meet lies Marvejols, ancient royal and medieval city of Gevaudan which has made the most of its past.
Besides the beaches of the Mediterranean coast and the towns full of history, Languedoc-Roussillon is made up of varied landscapes and districts which share values extolling authenticity, local identity and trade.
It is through visiting our tourist areas, where men and women combine their talents to welcome you and make you share their passion, that we offer you a host of activities and services to be enjoyed through the year.
Vibrate to the rhythm of the events and cultural performances at every season, find out about a heritage that is preserved and shown to the best advantage, sample the area’s produce and the local flavours, take part in the leisure activities and choose the type of accommodation which suits you best!
The Tourist Areas of Languedoc-Roussillon: welcoming and varied natural spaces...
Welcome to the Tourist Areas in Languedoc Roussillon, in the South of France!
- Pays des Sources en Lozère
- Pays Gorges Causses Cévennes
- Pays des Cévennes
- Pays Aigoual Cévennes Vidourle
- Pays Cèze Côte du Rhône
- Pays Uzège Pont du Gard
- Pays Garrigues et Costières de Nîmes
- Pays Vidourle Camargue
- Pays de Lunel
- Cévennes Pic St Loup
- Pays Cœur d'Hérault
- Pays Haut Languedoc et Vignobles
- Pays de la Narbonnaise
- Pays Corbières Minervois
- Pays de Carcassonne
- Pays Lauragais
- Pays Agly Verdouble
- Pays Pyrénées Méditerranée